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Some Journalism Posts.

  1. J-Source's Newsperson of the Year

    OpenFile's Wilf Dinnick gets the nod as Canada's journalism innovator

  2. 2011 CAJ Award nominations

    Still no online category, but lots of good Canadian journalism nominated

  3. Muzzling the election

    What Elections Canada ban on reporting the results means for news organizations and social media

  4. Sports story written by robot

    And reads better and an general (human) reporter's own version

  5. Reading and paying for news

    Within days of the The New York Times pay-fence being unveiled, a number of reports about the well-being of the newspaper industry in Canada have been released. The sources, are, as usual, biased, but do present some interesting details.

  6. 25 commandments for journalists

    A Guardian editor shares a "manifesto for the simple scribe" which includes some excellent advice

  7. WikiLeaks a new form of media

    Great analysis by Mathew Ingram on how the organization represents a new form media delivery

  8. Now to succeed in the news business

    "Must be willing to call out those playing fast & loose with facts; & hold everyone to the same standard"

  9. The ethics of unpublishing

    Ten best practices to follow when considering the removal of digital content, as suggested by the Canadian Association of Journalists

  10. The danger with ending Newsweek.com

    Media mergers are never as great as they sound on paper — part of the brand of a news media company is the culture of its staff. Change the make-up of that staff, you change the core of the brand. So, when The Daily Beast’s “marriage” with Newsweek, there was much speculation about what it meant for the recently sold magazine. What’s more unusual, though, is what some of that speculation has resulted in. Past and present employees of Newsweek’s Web site are rising to its defence. And rightly so. While at msnbc.com, I occasionally worked with some of Newsweek’s online team and what they are doing is impressive. Newsweek.com has lead the media industry to Tumblr with its efforts there. The last redesign is simple, online-friendly, and relies on HTML5 for its underlying code. And, the team has elevated design to be a defining element of its online presence. Ten years ago, merging one online property with another was, if not defensible, and least difficult to argue against. The rules of the game were still being defined, and revenue was something to worry about later. Now, however, online media has become, for most people, the primary point of contact with any media brand, and Newsweek is no different. Redirecting Newsweek.com to TheDailyBeast.com reflects an understanding of online media that resulted in mergers like AOL and Time-Warner. And even if the printed Newsweek were to renamed The Daily Beast, the damage to the online presence will take years to rebuild. Barry Diller et al., if they really want The Daily Beast to flourish, would be wise to heed those voices tumbling across the Web

  11. Reviving the news outlets of old

    More interesting than the re-evaluation of the paywall, is what traditional media outlets are doing with their legacy products.

  12. Paying for the news in a digital world

    News publishers are struggling to establish a viable revenue stream in the digital realm as it becomes their paying online audience alone can’t support the entire product.

  13. Avoiding the real question

    News analysis ignores the deep bigotry at the core of reporting about a controversial mosque in New York City

  14. The Web needs editors

    Maybe because this is how I started out, it all makes sense to me

  15. On covering protests

    Some advice on what to do as a journalists while covering potentially heated protests

  16. New designs on news

    The new msnbc.com design represents a whole new way for editors to report the news online

  17. Talking to Canadians

    Say what you will about about the G20, at least it's got American news outlets looking north

  18. G8 police intimidate reporter

    Police use extensive security measures on a veteran, accredited journalist trying cover the summit

  19. Photography and Canadian law

    Comprehensive listing of the laws and how the apply to shooting pictures across Canada

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